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bicarbonate

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A sodium salt (NaHCO3) of carbonic acid that can act as a buffer and resists changes in the pH of soil and waterbodies.

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carbon dioxide

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A colourless, odourless gas which is the fourth most abundant component of the air in the homosphere, amounting to about 0.035 per cent by volume. It is released by volcanoes, part of the...

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carbonation

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A form of solution where carbonic acid, formed by the solution of atmospheric CO2 in water, dissolves minerals. Carbonation is best seen in the solution of calcium-rich rocks, such as...

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hydrogencarbonate

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A salt of carbonic acid in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; it thus contains the hydrogencarbonate ion HCO3 . See also buffer.

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